Ezekiel 12:13

13 I will spread my net for him, and he will be caught in my snare; I will bring him to Babylonia, the land of the Chaldeans, but he will not see it, and there he will die.

Read Ezekiel 12:13 Using Other Translations

My net also will I spread upon him, and he shall be taken in my snare: and I will bring him to Babylon to the land of the Chaldeans; yet shall he not see it, though he shall die there.
And I will spread my net over him, and he shall be taken in my snare. And I will bring him to Babylon, the land of the Chaldeans, yet he shall not see it, and he shall die there.
Then I will throw my net over him and capture him in my snare. I will bring him to Babylon, the land of the Babylonians, though he will never see it, and he will die there.

What does Ezekiel 12:13 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Ezekiel 12:13

My net also will I spread upon him
Meaning the Chaldean army, which the Lord raised up, and brought against him, and gave success unto: and he shall be taken in my snare;
as a bird is taken in the snare of the fowler; or a wild beast by the hunter. The Jews have a tradition, which is mentioned both by Jarchi, Kimchi, and Abendana on the place, that there was a cave which reached from Zedekiah's house to the plains of Jericho, by the way of which he fled; and that God prepared a deer, which went upon the top of the cave; and the Chaldeans pursued it; and when it came to the mouth of the cave, Zedekiah was coming out, and they took him: and I will bring him to Babylon [to] the land of the Chaldeans;
yet shall he not see it; his eyes being put out at Riblah, ( Jeremiah 39:7 ) . The Prophet Jeremiah says that his eyes should behold the eyes of the king of Babylon, ( Jeremiah 34:3 ) ; and yet here Ezekiel says that he should not see the land of the Chaldeans. Josephus F21 observes, that Zedekiah thought these two prophecies contradicted each other, and therefore gave credit to neither; but they both proved true; he saw the king of Babylon at Riblah; but his eyes being there put out, he saw not Babylon, whither he was carried captive: though he shall die there;
as he did, ( Jeremiah 52:11 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F21 Joseph. Antiqu. l. 10. c. 7. sect. 2. and c. 8. sect. 2.
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